Living Room Ideas Decoration
Bedrooms serve a 24-hour role
THE MASTER bedroom has become both a sanctuary for the master (and mistress), and a room that serves a twenty-four hour role. It is also the one room in the home that can be decorated to suit the taste and living habits of the heads of the family, while the other living areas must cater also to their use by other members of the family, and by guests. It is for these reasons that today’s bedroom is, without question, the most personal and privately treated room in the home.
The bedroom may be one room where you can indulge a passion for a dynamic color scheme, or play out your fancy for pale pastels. It can be the one area where you will want an ornamental window treatment, where you will choose a floor treatment that is luxurious and somewhat dazzling. Instead of playing down the bed, you may want to choose a magnificant four-poster design that’s either a period reproduction or a modern version of this old favorite. Many of the rooms illustrated on these pages include some attractive interpretations of the canopy bed.
With space at such a premium these days, bedrooms are organized for more than nighttime use. Even if they are small, some area can be allocated for a sitting arrangement, and, if space permits, the inclusion of a desk or writing table. Furniture arrangement should avoid the conventional, too—use unmatched tables at either side of the bed, or place your bed in front of a draped window if this proves to be the best floor plan.
If you can afford the investment, use wallpaper, fabric or even brilliant felt on the walls, and repeat the pattern in upholstery and drapery materials. The bedroom is a wonderful place to display a few of your favorite paintings or an exciting collection of artifacts and objet d’arts. Built-in or suspended bookcases will add visual interest.